The Orchard 4-MilerThe Orchard 4 Miler  and 1 Mile Kids Run

The Orchard at Altapass
Saturday, May 28, 2016
• 9:00 a.m.

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Race Results

Boone, NC native Michael Holland wins The Orchard 4 Miler for the third year in a row. Katherine Nihart from Asheville, NC is the first overall female. Boone, NC wrapped up the Masters Division with Wayne Middlesteadt winning for the men and Eri Ohashi winning for the females. Here are the results from the 2016 race:

The Race

Photo of The Orchard at AltapassThis is the THIRD ANNUAL 4 Mile Race held at the beautiful Orchard at Altapass. The Orchard, the course, and all that goes with it is within "an apple's throw" of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. It is incredibly beautiful. The gently rolling course has the most amazing views. There is nothing "extreme" about this race, except it's beauty and fun.

The course parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway. The first portion is on the Orchard Road, which is packed gravel and very comfortable to run on. After leaving the road, the course is on grassy orchard roads weaving through the apple trees for three miles. The final half mile is on Orchard Road and concludes on a nice downhill. The only difficult part of this race will be trying to keep your eyes on the trail and not on the beautiful views which are 90% of the course.

Five year age groups including a 70+ age group. Awards will be unique items from The Orchard at Altapass. Awards will not be mailed. DOOR PRIZES!!!

The KIDS Run will be just before the awards ceremony. Young runners who pre-register are guaranteed a t-shirt. All young runners will earn a free wagon ride through the orchard, some unique stories on the trip, and a piece of homemade fudge or ice cream.

Event Schedule and Times

Packet Pick Up will be at the Blacksmith Shop beginning at 8:00 a.m. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Olin Hefner Pavillion. This will also be the finish line. The Orchard at Altapass will be open and is an amazing place for the whole family to hang around and explore.

Awards will be at the Olin Hefner Pavillion, along with some great music. Be sure to stick around and enjoy the festivities through out the day!

Online Registration logo Register online for The Orchard now. 

Past Results

2016: (PDF files) Overall | Age Groups

2015: (PDF files) Overall | Age Groups

2014: Results via webscorer.

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